At the urging of his daughter, the middle aged man put on a cape and a crash helmet before going to work. He vowed to keep it on all day. He felt transformed and the world seemed to treat him differently. No large heroic acts where performed, only small politenesses and smiles given and received. These did seem to make a difference. At the end of the day the man went home, took off the cape and helmet, sat down to face his mountain of bills to pay, the low balance alert from the bank, news about the war on terror, and all the small failures life brings. A sadness welled up inside. He thought of the cape and decided to put it back on.