Today in the news, it made me chuckle with dis-belief. Background: it’s a tradition here that around Christmas, your employer tosses you a box of goodies, think in terms of a bottle of wine (or two), some jars with stuff you’d never buy yourself, crackers, pate, you got the image. The Minister of home affairs *) declared that this year, civil servants will not get food, but a “survival kit”, stating the people should be made more aware of their personal responsibility when “external disasters happen”.

Listen, I can understand the theme she’s addressing; people are so looking at “the government” when things go wrong, but give me a break: a survival kit for Christmas, helllooooo???? And in this timeframe of fear-spinning? Happy Christmas!