Student or Learner
Could you please explain the following in bold in easy English? Italics are my questions.
Despite her melancholy countenance, I enthusiastically approached the registration desk, and the following exchange took place.
Zig: "Good morning, how ya doin'?" Night Clerk: "Oh, I suppose I'll make it." Is this saying "I'll get better"?
Zig: "I bet you not only make it, I bet you are going to win!" I'm not sure what this means in this context.
Night Clerk: "Well, you certainly feel good though it's so late!"
Zig: "Yes, I do. When I woke up this morning, I knew I was ahead of of the game, because some people did not wake up this morning." (She almost smiled at that.) Does this mean "I have more possibility of succeeding than some people, because I got up earlier than they?"
Night Clerk: "Well, I suppose that's the best way to look at it." This seems to say "that's very optimistic way of looking things," but I'm not sure.