Hero & Zero: Make the world smile & turn off that damn music

By Nikki Silverstein

Hero: Why didn’t the Silvestris cross the road? That was what our Hero, a man in a blue Subaru, wanted to know. Joey and Guido Silvestri were on a bike ride from Ross to Corte Madera. After they passed the Town Center, they stopped where the bike path intersects with the entrance to 101 south. As traffic dashed by, the couple strategized about how to safely cross the 101 on-ramp and continue on their way. That’s when the Hero pulled his car off the road and got out to ensure that the couple wasn’t lost or broken down. “Wow. What a nice guy,” Joey said. Agreed. His small act of kindness left a big impression. Spread some happiness today with a selfless act and let us know what happens.

Zero: Mary walked on the trail around Lake Lagunitas in Fairfax and expected a peaceful afternoon. As she was overtaken by the team from a Marin private school, Mary noted that the kids were polite and carefully passed her. The team coach, however, was not blessed with his students’ manners and awareness. He carried a boom box that blasted heavy metal music. When the coach passed her, she requested that he turn it off to respect the more contemplative trail users, especially since sound carries across the water. He ignored her. Congrats, Coach. Way to set a lousy example for your team. P.S. We have a message for you from the 1970s: They want their boom box back and suggest you be chill from now on.

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