I went to get a new Strippenkaart a short while ago, as I'm visiting my parent on Christmas and need one for the bus. Went into the small shop down the streets that sells them. Surprisingly it was quite crowded, which I've never seen happen there before. Apparently the amount of people buying tickets for the New Year's Lottery had become so large, that all the electronic transactions in the country were suffering from delays. On the other hand our government is doing such a great job that food banks are popping up all over that place. Sigh. I'm quite shocked actually. Ignore me, it's been one of those days.