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Started by SlasherBindman on May 18, 2015 3:01:52 PM
What will your life be like when you are in your 50s?

Becoming a birdwatcher and crouching with binoculars in a Caledonian pine forest in search of the elusive capercaillie.

Taking up golf and wearing tartan trousers (like Ronnie Corbett in the 1970s).

The suspicion that if you are ever going to read Tristram Shandy then you need to get on with it now.

Attending fewer christenings and more funerals.

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Gotout - 18 May 2015 15:05:33 (#1 of 485)

Finding you visit doctors and hospitals more times in a week than you used to do in a year.

lapsedcat - 18 May 2015 15:06:39 (#2 of 485)

I gave up on Tristram Shandy after I got to a page which was completely black.

milhouse - 18 May 2015 15:07:39 (#3 of 485)

Hopefully much the same, though with a bit of luck I'll have stopped being quite so busy and will have finally have started getting other people to do the actual work.

Moschops - 18 May 2015 15:08:19 (#4 of 485)

I bought a cock and bull story in Poundland last week. Poundland!

Lawlsie - 18 May 2015 15:08:58 (#5 of 485)

That ship is slowly passing...

ScalloperJack - 18 May 2015 15:11:40 (#6 of 485)

Already read it. So no plans for my 50s. Possibly Saga holidays. Just because I can.

MonsoonBloom - 18 May 2015 15:11:51 (#7 of 485)

For most people here it's not will but was.

rgtstoppedcounting - 18 May 2015 15:11:53 (#8 of 485)

3 years in, and no golf or tartan trews yet.

No visits to the doctor either, so far.

Perhaps there is a causal relationship in one or both directions.

Been birdwatching since I was about 8. Capercaillie aren't that hard to spot btw, they're bloody huge.

sticklebrick - 18 May 2015 15:14:13 (#9 of 485)

Is that right, monsoon?

Do we have an unofficial idea of the age of posters here?

I am in the 'was' camp, btw, though only just.

Pentecost - 18 May 2015 15:16:37 (#10 of 485)

I retired at age 54. No golf: Motorcycling and archery for me.

Now 63

Eligelis - 18 May 2015 15:16:58 (#11 of 485)

I'll let you know in 3 years time.

SlasherBindman - 18 May 2015 15:19:02 (#12 of 485)

Do we have an unofficial idea of the age of posters here?

About 40, I'd think.

MonsoonBloom - 18 May 2015 15:21:09 (#13 of 485)

I think there are very few poster who are under forty.

toffle - 18 May 2015 15:23:35 (#14 of 485)

There are quite a few with IQs below 40, though.

hailesaladdie - 18 May 2015 15:24:31 (#15 of 485)

Doing something more interesting for a living, I sincerely hope...

HypnoToast - 18 May 2015 15:24:38 (#16 of 485)

<revels in rarity status>

I hope my life in my fifties will be very much museum based.

DejaVuAgain - 18 May 2015 15:25:57 (#17 of 485)

<is rare>

hailesaladdie - 18 May 2015 15:26:06 (#18 of 485)

Do you have a particular one you wish to be exhibited in?

hailesaladdie - 18 May 2015 15:26:31 (#19 of 485)

<is no longer rare, by about a month...>

MonsoonBloom - 18 May 2015 15:26:59 (#20 of 485)

That french chap who plastinates, presumably.

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