I made a trip to my favorite grocery store – Grocery Outlet – where you can get fabulous bargains on brands you've never heard of. I needed three items, and as usual got way more than three, but that’s another story. One of the things I desperately needed was dishwashing soap (or washing up liquid, as my friend Bethie would now say.) I do most of my shopping at Trader Joe’s, but their dishwashing liquid is a little on the wimpy side. Becca and I both tried to be PC and use ecological soap, but it just didn’t do its job. The greasy dishes were still greasy when the washing up was done. A sad situation. Sooooo, I have a guilty secret. I use bad dishwashing soap. Don’t tell a soul, please. Anyhow, sometimes Grocery Outlet has good soap choices, and sometimes it doesn’t. It’s chancy, and I felt like taking a chance. I headed right for the cleaning products aisle, and there was only one choice. I was staring at it, wondering, when another woman came up beside me and stared and wondered for a while too. “What do you think it means?” she asked. “Non-Ultra?”
“Hmmmm! I was wondering myself. Something other than Ne Plus Ultra, I am sure.” She agreed. We both also agreed that the price was right, and if it didn’t work, we weren’t out that much. So we will see. Non-Ultra is a pretty mysterious name for anything that wants to be sold, I would think.