I’ve noticed for the last several weeks here in the ‘garden state’ that gas prices are going up bit-by-bit at a very steady pace. Each week I’ve noticed a range of 5-7 cents increase. This week’s price increase means it costs me nearly 2-3 times as much as it did during the Christmas holidays. And this time there’s nary a word about this on the news.
It reminds me of the story that if you boil a pot of water, and then drop in a frog … the frog will leap out because of the sudden change – it knows it is in danger.
But if you put the frog in first and then very slowly bring the water to a boil, the frog won’t move … it gets accustomed to the slow changes in the water until it eventually boils and dies.