We expect those words from our kids, in one of their many many hissy fits that they like to throw to make the lives of us parents pretty damn miserable. They don't really mean it for the most part, they are just looking for pity and sympathy.
But what does it mean when a 40+ year old man says it? For some reason when the guy said it, I had an uncontrollable urge to laugh. It sounded so fucking silly... I admit to giving the guy a little bit of shit over it. He didn't seem to see the humor at all. He got no sympathy from me, I am sorry to say.
I think a large number of us adults are becoming more and more immature every day. When a grown adult says something like that, it smacks of being ridiculously silly. Is it politically incorrect to laugh at something like that? I mean, what if the guy truly is depressed and he truly feels that way. Does having someone laugh at him for it make the situation worse?
I, for one, says who cares. If they are immature enough to actually say something like that in public, they should be grounded with no TV for at least 2 weeks. And sent to bed without their supper.