The ridiculous pause for dramatic affect after some ground breaking event happens during a soap opera. Most of the time it turns out to be nothing special, just a way to cut to the next storyline. This becomes increasingly annoying when people in the real world are using it. Like when they tell a story, especially when they are a bad storyteller.
" Oh boy. Mary has trapped another victim. She's telling that stupid story where the guy runs into her and she drops her milkshake. "
" I know! I've must have heard it 10 times already this week!"
"Yeah, but the worst part is the soap opera pause she always throws in when she reaches the part about the lid falling off right before her slipping. Like we are supposed to gasp in amazement. As if anything else could have happened and we should be surprised it went down that way. ARGH!"
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