17 Hilarious Things Men Start Doing After 50 That They Never Did Before

For whatever reason, the big 5-0 is a time when the world seems clearer, wisdom flows, and… some seriously peculiar habits emerge. Think you’ve seen it all? Buckle up, because these are 17 of the hilariously relatable things men start doing after they hit half a century.

Checking the Driveway Multiple Times

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Could it be an excuse to take a break from that gripping TV documentary on ancient pottery? Maybe they’re checking for those pesky kids with their newfangled skateboards or inspecting the cracks that weren’t there last week. One can only wonder.

Grumbling About Today’s Music

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Even if in their younger days they headbanged to some edgy rock tunes, now everything post-1979 is just noise. And don’t even mention autotune to them; it’s a surefire way to get an earful about “real talent.”

Buying Jeans Two Sizes Too Big

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As men age, jeans start creeping up, almost as if they’re trying to merge with their armpits. Gone are the days of those skinny jeans that took ages to get into. Now, it’s all about that ample pocket space and the ever-forgiving elastic band.

Embracing the Lawn

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The same guy who couldn’t keep a cactus alive in his 30s is now practically a botanist. And if the neighbor’s grass looks slightly greener, you bet they’ve noticed and are plotting their verdant revenge.

Starting Stories with “When I Was Your Age”

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Suddenly, every conversation becomes an opportunity to educate the younger generation about how they had it tough. Buckle up, youngsters, history lessons are coming your way.

Becoming A Weather Prediction Expert

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“Feels like rain” becomes a standard phrase for some reason, often declared while gazing out the window with a knowing look. And, weirdly enough, they’re right most of the time. Odd.

Admiring Grocery Store Deals

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Oh, there’s a discount on canned soup? It’s time to stock up, the apocalypse is nearing! Worse yet, they’ll proudly announce their savings at dinner, giving a play-by-play of their strategic shopping maneuvers.

Rocking the Dad Jokes… Hard

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Time for a yolk joke, or flower power, or the old “Hi Hungry! I’m Dad!”. They’ve got a pun for every situation, and while they might make you groan, there’s a charm to these classic quips that’s undeniably endearing.

Napping Like It’s an Olympic Sport

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Without fail, the living room recliner becomes the preferred napping arena, with the distant TV hum serving as a lullaby. And it’s not just a post-lunch affair. Morning, afternoon, or pre-bedtime – any time’s good for some shut-eye.

Obsessing Over Tool Organization

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Heaven help the soul who disrupts this holy order. If they can’t fix something immediately, they “know a guy” who has a specialized tool for it. Of course, the sacred sanctum of tools is always off-limits.

Sporting the Same Haircut for Decades

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Once they find “the cut,” there’s no going back. Be it the mullet from their rebellious phase or the neat trim from their first job interview, that look becomes a mainstay. Why fix what isn’t broken?

Giving Unsolicited Tech Advice

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So what if they still double-click everything and type using only their index fingers? That won’t stop them from offering gems like, “Did you try restarting?” or “Maybe it’s a virus from that Facebook.”

Talking to Inanimate Objects

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Televisions, toasters, and occasionally the odd lamp are no longer just objects; sure, they don’t talk back (usually), but that doesn’t mean they don’t have feelings. Or so it seems when you catch him chiding the remote for being elusive.

Wearing Socks with Sandals

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Socks with sandals might be the cardinal sin of fashion, but hey, those toes get chilly! Paired with those high-rise jeans we talked about earlier, it’s a look that definitely puts comfort first… for better or worse.

Repeating the Same Stories All the Time

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That epic tale of the fish that got away or the unbelievable bargain on a lawnmower becomes part of family lore, and they’ll ensure everyone knows it, whether it’s the first time you’re hearing it or the fiftieth.

Becoming a Thermostat Tyrant

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Two degrees too high and you’ve just triggered a lecture on energy waste. The house thermostat becomes their crown jewel, and they defend it with fervor. You’ll learn quickly that room temperature is not a matter of comfort but an exact science.

Collecting Random Bits and Bobs

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Broken radios, old calendars, and parts of a disassembled vacuum cleaner are just some of the new garage decor. Each item carries a story and a promise that one day it’ll be useful or fixed. Until then, it’s part of the collection, and no, it’s not junk!

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Different generations enjoy different things, but have you ever seen something an old person loves and thought to yourself, why? A recent internet survey asked, “What is something that old people love that you don’t understand?” Here are the top 20 answers.

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