01 April 2009

A random pet peeve

I hate it when I ask someone something online and they respond by giving me a Wikipedia link. Yes, I could have Googled it or Wikipediaed it just as well as you did. But I was trying to start a conversation, or I wanted the facts along with your perspective on it.

If I ask "what are glumpkes?" I don't just want a recipe that you found online. I want to know if you like them or you don't like them. I want to know that you use the recipe your great-grandmother brought with her from Poland. I want to know this was the first thing you ever taught your son to cook.

Admittedly, there ARE times when I'll respond by giving a link, but then I'll FOLLOW IT UP with my thoughts on the subject. Because this is what I'd like you to do. I mean, almost any question I'd want to ask these days I could just look up. I'm asking YOU for a reason.


  1. ok - I had to google glumpkes - and I have to ask - have you ever had one??

  2. I have to say I've never, ever heard of a galumpke. After your responses, I'm not sure I want to know what they are.