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The Italian Mother

Mrs. Ravioli comes to visit her son Anthony who has a female roommate, Maria.  Mrs. Ravioli couldn't help but notice how pretty Maria was and began to wonder if there was more to the relationship.  As if reading his mother's mind, Anthony said, "I know what you must be thinking, but Maria and I are only roommates."

About a week later Maria came to Anthony and said, "Have you seen the sugar bowl?  Ever since your mother came to dinner, I've been unable to find it.  You don't think she would take it, do you?"  So Anthony e-mailed his mother to ask her.

Dear Mama,

I'm not saying that you took the sugar bowl, and I'm not saying that you didn't, but the fact remains that it has been missing ever since you came to dinner.

Love Anthony

His mother wrote back:

Dear Anthony,

I'm not saying that you're sleeping with Maria, and I'm not saying that you're not, but the fact remains that if she were sleeping in her own bed she would have found the sugar bowl by now.

Love Mama