Three men gather after work for a few drinks at the local tavern. They talk about the daily events. One man is as bitter as his beer as he talks about being passed over for a promotion. Another says he has to get going soon so he can make his night class at the college as he works toward his degree. He hopes to stay awake in class tonight as he often falls asleep from having to get up so early. The third man is merely passing time at his job and has given up any thoughts of happiness or satisfaction in his work. They decide to order another round of the hope that comes in the bottom of a glass. The American dream indeed.