This is closely related to my pic about Small Businesses, but I love everything about this picture and this character.
He showed up in front of the school recently, setting up shop right around lunchtime but I couldn’t figure out what, exactly, he sold.
There is a metal box with an open bottom in the middle with a fire burning and nine circular slots in it, when I managed to mime to him I wanted to see inside the round holes he nodded and pulled open one to show me… yams! This is one of the things I love about China and Asia, finding niche markets. He *just* sells baked yams. That’s it.
When I took his picture today, well, the pride on his face is evident.
And he gave me a yam for free!