I can't remember exactly what he said, but it was something like "I tell them I'm blind and they look at me like I'm a liar". The wording was unfortunate. He went on to explain that he was legally blind, and that his other downtrodden looking conversation partner wouldn't want vision like his.
She was sitting at the bus stop talking to another woman about her history with illicit stimulants. "These days it's all meth. That's what my son does, he's 40". I've heard this tone and intonation before, but the context of the conversation is always quite different.