I took an early morning bus to the high ranges. I was one of the few passengers seated in the bus. I became curious with the behavior of the bus conductor. The bus stopped three consecutive times. The first time it was by side of a Hindu temple which had an offering box. And then the conductor dropped a coin into it and took some vermilion and smeared it on his head. The second was beside an icon of Mother Mary and here too the conductor dropped a coin into the offering box. The third time, the bus stopped beside a mosque and here too the conductor dropped a coin into the offering box. I became perplexed by this whacky behavior.