So what explains Trevor then?

Apparently we get happier as we get older. Still doesn’t explain Trevor Mallard though does it…but I guess when you have a life of shattered dreams you have a lot to be cranky about:

Contrary to popular beliefs about grumpy old men and women, people grow happier as they get older, research shows.

Although physical quality of life goes down after middle age, mental satisfaction increases.

The study of more than 10,000 people in Britain and the US adds support to a previous report that happiness levels form a U-curve, hitting their low point at around 45, then rising.

Researchers from the University of Warwick analysed the participants’ lifestyle and health patterns and their links to mental and physical quality of life and health status.

Quality of life was evaluated using eight factors including perception of general health, pain, social functioning and mental health.

The researchers found that people reported better mental quality of life as they aged, despite a decrease in their physical abilities.


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  • Kiwidon

    He may have just read John A Lee’s diaries and realizes that labour has not changed since the 1930’s!

  • PM of NZ

    Speaking of the useless, I wonder why he has been so quiet of late.

    • Jester

      I believe he has been sent to Coventry. Both physically and metaphorically.

      • Troy

        Yes I think he went of with his nose in the trough again to learn more about how parliament works – but hasn’t he be in our political system for 20yrs or so?  Slow learner maybe, or perhaps his retirement junket.

  • johnbronkhorst

    Maybe he’s busy developing his scalping business?

  • Steve (North Shore)

    It is very satisfying to listen to some tosser waffling on, and think to your self ‘you are so full of shit’ If only they knew how stupid they are when I know from experience that they are talking shit.

    Been there, done that, next tosser please