I am having a problem with a professor. I am in the school's Master's program, and this is the year I have to apply for the Ph.d. I want all recommendations from classes in which I received A's, and the other two professors were happy to help out. Now in this one class, I did very well: my class participation was great, all the written commentaries I did every week were all As, and my class presentation and final paper were As as well. I need this professor's recommendation, especially considering Ph.d. admissions are so very competitive, I need professors who can attest to my very best work, and he is one of them. Problem is, I e-mailed him two weeks ago, and he (rudely) never got back to me. Now I spoke to my advisor, and he said that he thought this professor had previously been out of the country at a conference, but that's not really the explanation, because this professor checks his e-mails even when he is away or abroad, and besides, he has been back for the past week and a half. I e-mailed him again a few days ago, and still no response. I am really so insulted and disgusted. I know that professors at "good" schools are pretentious egomaniacs that generally do not care about graduate students, but it is literally part of their job description to write recommendation letters for good students, and plus, the applications are due in three and a half months, so it's not like he doesn't have enough time to fit in writing a letter and submitting it electronically. I meet with my advisor about unrelated matters in three days. What should I do? I really need his recommendation.