This is my flower garland guy. He speaks a tiny bit of English. His shop is usually just one crate and a piece of plywood where he displays and sells flower garlands for offerings at the temple or to decorate photos of relatives or your home. Sometimes he mans the shop, sometimes it's his wife, who is equally friendly but speaks almost no English. On this day, Friday, the start of Pongal (the Harvest Festival), his shop was greatly expanded to offer sugarcane (a special treat to eat, or to decorate your house), fruits, and other plants and herbs.