So I'm talking to my mom etc etc, and she mentions her friends' friend is a faculty member at X dental school, and if I want, I should contact them for a recommendation. I start telling her, well its a nice thought, but they really do ask, in what regards do you know the person etc etc, and even if I had a letter from a senator or the president, it wouldn't make much difference unless they could write about me personally... anyways, my mom gave me a snooty answer back that she was only trying to help, and if I didn't want it, that was fine. Then I said to forget it, and then she hung up!! I'm so mad! I know she's trying to help, and I would gladly take help, but aren't I right? It wouldn't make a difference! Also, I think my mom always wanted me to be premed, and then eventually take over her pediatrics office...my brother is doing anything but science, so even though she doesn't say it, I think she's slightly disappointed in me I just hope I get in this second time around, w/out that extra "help".