Grackles (grak’ elz) – n. The wrinkles that appear on the body after staying in water too long.
So, you’ve gone swimming for hours, maybe soaked in a jacuzzi for hours, or hit the waves, but no matter how they got there, you’ve got grackles. Maybe when you were a little kid, and you saw them appear on your fingers and toes in the bath, you thought you might turn into a giant raisin if you stayed in there any longer. You might have even told your mom that it could happen after showing her your grackles. She still made you take baths. Even Moms get grackles, but they have a nose that is stronger than a child’s strategic mind when it comes to avoiding baths. So, now, you are older and wiser, and smelling better, most of the time, but the grackles still come around to to ruin your water-based fun. Thank the gods that they are temporary, and remember that the gods do have a sense of humour. Grackles are just another one of their inventions to keep them entertained while we try to figure out what they are and why we have them.
All I ask is a chance to prove money can’t make me happy.