Always be the potato, but when circumstances dictate that you will be in boiling water for an indefinite time you need to get out at the right time. Someone will be there to enjoy that potato. Give that person a meal they won't forget loaded with butter, sour cream and chives. They will savor it and the person that had that chance to open it and didn't will always remember the meal they could have had if they had just taken you out of the water in time! BAD carbs can feel so good sometimes!