Well.... that ranks right up there with the majority of recruiters (as well as employers) who are looking for professional types but lack basic business etiquette and the basic skills needed to act, even remotely, as professionally as those they seek.
I don't care if recruiters or an employer get 1,000 letters for a job or 200 applicants a day - basic business communication and courtesy is an absolute MUST when dealing with people outside the organisation.
I spoke to a recruiter back in February who used the bullsh*t excuse on my that company practice dictates that they don't need to contact the client if they don't proceed with the application. This bloke was seemingly dumbstruck when I said that they could not keep my details on file; that they were not to contact me in the future; and that I had absolutely no desire to work with a company that was as ignorant & unprofessional as they were. They never contacted me again
A lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on mine.