You are frustrated with your situation and with yourself.
You can't make enough money for a warm place to sleep
but you can afford a beer in the local tavern.
You nurse your beer as long as you can
and when closing comes, you clean up the tables,
in hopes that you might be able to stay inside for a while more.
The owner sees that you are hard working.
She offers you a job two nights a week
for fifty dollars a week.
You are overjoyed.