You don’t peel your potatoes twice

You don’t peel your potatoes twice

I like this African idiom. It means “Get it right the first time”.

photo of peeling of potatoes
Peeling potatoes (Photo by Polina Tankilevitch on

Organizational and country leaders make decisions all the time. They should be well-advised by professional experts.

For example, a single Sri Petaling religious mass gathering was held from 27 February 2020 to 1 March 2020.  Some international delegates went back to their home countries with Covid-19, as well.

A state election ( September 2020) was staged in Sabah. It resulted in a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases which crescendoed throughout the country. This caused many deaths, followed by many lockdowns, and economic shutdowns. Increased joblessness, mental anguish and suicides are worrying, too.

They are indeed, expensive lessons to learn.

It is not easy to be country leaders. Their decisions hold huge responsibilities which have great implications on people’s livelihoods and lives.

Their decisions need to be a ‘get it right the first time’ quality!

Because… potatoes are not meant to be peeled twice!



  1. Ab says:

    Government leaders for sure have a hard job. The best one listen to the experts, such as doctors and scientists, and act decisively in the best interest of the people rather than for votes.

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  2. Yernasia Quorelios says:

    💜 Nasty

    … 💛💚💙…


  3. MousumiSays says:

    Absolutely right. We had also elections in the first quarter of this year and the devastation caused by it is horrific.


  4. Hello Chen! I like this very much and it’s so true!
    I found this doctor early on in the pandemic and I knew he spoke truth as you are here! I leave a lot here but it’s all good to share these wise and knowledgeable words from a great doctor!

    “German Microbiologist Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi points to some very disturbing facts about this current pandemic SCARE! One in which fear and confusion along with distrust of all our institutions has been injected into the world’s main artery to the brain!”
    “That the Western government shut downs is a completely wrong and extremely dangerous response to the Covid-19 virus.
    The virus expert who is one of the most cited research scientists in German history asserts that self-isolating the whole population is “grotesque, absurd and very dangerous”.
    All these measures are leading to self-destruction and collective suicide caused by fear.
    “This is the incredible tragedy, because all these adopted measures are actually senseless and meaningless.”
    “The life expectancy of millions is now being shortened because of this. The horrifying impact on world economy threatens the existence of countless people.”
    “The consequences on medical care are profound. Already services to patients who are in need are reduced, operations cancelled, medical practices empty, hospital personnel dwindling. All this will impact profoundly on our whole society.”

    “Dr Sucharit Bhakdi is a specialist in microbiology. He was a professor at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz and head of the Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hygiene and one of the most cited research scientists in German history.”

    I also leave a link to what I had written at that time. It’s long and goes into many extraneous factors that interest me or stories in science fiction that I thought could correlate at the time, but about half way through I quote Dr.Sucharit Bhakdi.

    Thank you and God bless.


  5. equipsblog says:

    On the US., We called them, Trump Mega rallies.


    1. Haha! 👍🙏🙏🙏


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