Telegraph – Geoffrey Haywood, 65, walked with a white stick, used a talking watch and had carers to look after him. But the inquest was told he could see perfectly well and if someone dropped money on a pavement he would be the first to pick it up. Mr Haywood was been pretending to be blind when he went for a walk and fell into the ditch near his home. A coroner described it as the most “extraordinary” case he has dealt with in more than 30 years. Mr Haywood’s brother Howard said: “Geoffrey had psychological blindness which started after the death of our mother. “I would put a Christmas dinner in front of him and he would say: “Where’s mine?”. “But if someone dropped money in front of him he would pick it up straight away. “I believe he used it as a way of convincing people to take pity on him and help him. “It became worse the more pressure that was on him, when he was lonely or if things weren’t going his way.”
I’ll tell you one thing: I’m pretty happy I’ll never find myself across the poker table from Geoffrey Haywood. Dude is the best bluffer in history. Guy got two shitty cards on the draw and just went all fucking in. People dont think he’s really blind? People think he’s kidding when he says he can’t see his food and would be the first to pick up money on the street? Ok well then you probably think i see this huge fucking ditch, right? Wrong! Cannonball motherfuckers! Seriously say what you will about Geoffrey here but don’t say he wasn’t dedicated. Maybe everyone believes he might have been a bit blind now that he fell ass over tea kettle into the quarry and cracked his head in two. As Johnny Tsunami would say go big or go home.