What does "soap" mean here? a bar of soap or a soap opera?
The speaker means "soap operas" here! Soap operas often have dramatic, emotional plotlines that cause viewers to cry alongside the actors and actresses. The speaker is referring to this here, saying that one day you could end up unhappy and having a midlife crisis while crying in front of the tv. Ex: Do you like watching soaps? Ex: My mom has an obsession with Mexican telenovelas. They're like super dramatic soap operas.
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