Indeed a dried coconut sells itself, there is no sell-by date, you can take a nap easily in between,
regular customers know how to wake you gently or leave the change, neighbour stallholder are keeping an eye on your commerce.
A dried coconut is a sine qua non in the Tamil kitchen in all kind of curries, sweets ....
it is used to call on blessings, smashing it down on the ground in temples or in front of their business, indeed, there is a lot of coconut-throwing going around here all the time ! .... :)