In a bizarre reversal of the Pyramus and Thisbe legend, a once happy couple have decided to build a wall through their house to create an actual physical barrier. "I don't know if it's this new wall at the US-Mexico border or just my past fondness for the Berlin Wall,but one morning I just woke up and said :That's it! A wall!", Harvey Wallbanger explained.
Shirley Temple Wallbanger-Hassenpfoeffer pointed out: "It was the first thing we agreed on in thirty years".
The Wallbanger-Hassenpfoeffer children, all in their thirties, still live with their parents. Harvey Jr has decided to live with Dad because "Dad's got the best part of the house". Daughter, Petunia has chosen Mom's side of the wall since Mom's got Tivo. Youngest Nigel cannot decide so he will live for six months on each side of the wall: "The traveling and packing will be a hassle but how do you choose between your progenitors?"
An ironic twist reminiscent of the aforementioned legend is the chink in the wall designed by the couple. As Shirley put it: "When you've verbally abused each other for as long as we have ,you can't just quit cold turkey". Ho-Lee Makrol will be paid according to minimum wage laws.
When interviewed, Ho explained: "I'm happy to have the work. It pays better than most Chinese restaurants. But, I really don't understand...most married couples manage to wall each other out without needing a real wall!"