There comes a point where a person just reaches the edge in terms of dealing with other people, and I have reached mine. Out of all the people you expect to be able to go through with something you asked them to do- you assume that college professors can follow through. When you ask someone to follow very simple directions, and provide them with the envelope they need to mail, the postage, and address the envelope so there are no chances of a wrong address- you assume that a letter could get mailed, and at the very least by someone with DOCTOR in front of their name. Finally, after you've taken classes with someone for 3.5 years- you assume that the student/ professor relationship and eventual friendship would at least get that person motivated to write that letter you've been asking them for for roughly 3 months right?
You know what really grinds my gears? Being silly enough to expect a college professor, a DOCTOR, to be able to write a letter of recommendation, sign it, and put it in a clearly marked envelope, seal the envelope, and stick it in the mail in a timely fashion.
Here I am- being totally unable to apply to law school because this guy and all of his degrees have left me high and dry due to an inability to mail something.
People with PhDs- thats what really grinds my gears.