Why are these men sitting and standing around?
men waiting

There is only answer they are WAITING.

The lot of retired men is one waiting moment after another. It is part of life’s plan. Their wives waited for years for them to come home from work and now it is their turn to wait.

It is not that big sacrifice because they have nothing to do anyway and if there are other husbands then they can wait together and complain and talk about sports or nothing.