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I think many of us have been in that situation where you are desperately trying to reach your recommenders, trying to highlight how much the MBA means to you, and how important those App deadlines are. And all that happens is after a while the recommenders fall of the grid, ala John Connor in T3, and you cannot reach them via e-mail, phone, or any other means of communication. Eventually when you succeed, and hint WTF they haven't return your million calls, billion e-mails, etc., you here these:
No signal on cell phone, I have been in the basement all this while.
I gotta call you back, my phone is running out of battery, as we speak.......disconnected, please try your call agin later
Me neighbors dog hid the cell phone charger.
I reached my E-mail quota months ago, now it filters out 'certain' e-mails.
My cat deleted everyone from my contact list, and I do not accept any unknown calls.
Re: Most interesting recommender excuses [#permalink]
14 Jan 2010, 08:38
My recommenders sit right across from me at work. I just had to walk over and threatened them
J/K, they were so enthusiased and eager to help me out. I guess I was one of the lucky ones
Another recommender was from my previous company. Due to unforseen circumstances, I had to add him as a replacement recommender with only 2 weeks to spare. He completed the recommendation in two days....
Check out this awesome article about Anderson on Poets Quants, http://poetsandquants.com/2015/01/02/uclas-anderson-school-morphs-into-a-friendly-tech-hub/ . Anderson is a great place! Sorry for the lack of updates recently. I...