This is at a mall where people are shopping. He's finished his Christmas shopping. The man with the pipe is cold and that's why he has his coat on and his arms wrapped around him. He's not actually smoking but just chewing on the pipe and can talk around it. He's getting his shoes polished and is asking the fellow about the weather. He is waiting on his wife to finish up her shopping.
They are near an area of the mall used for entertainment and lunch. The fellow smoking the pipe is concentrating or maybe watching girls go by. He's in no hurry. But he is concerned about something.
The people in the background are done shopping and are heading home. The man with the pipe is really thinking about what the shoe shine guy has said to him. There's bad weather or maybe even bad snow on the way. He should be wearing snow boots instead of getting his shoes shinned!
The wife shows up and is ready to go out to eat. Before they leave the man with the pipe pays the shoe shine guy and gives him a tip.