It is petty, but I get the same feeling. I suppose it is a natural response, and not a wrong one. If we like someone who rejects us constantly, that's a recipe for codependency, right?
I guess I'm safe, then--I don't make it all the way to "constantly"; my loyalties wither and die after just one rejection!
Right now I consider myself an e-mail inbox addict, constantly checking my Gmail account that I set up solely for queries. KatieG turned me on to the "Gmail notifier" that has a lil' icon that sits on my laptop's toolbar and turns red whenever there's something in my inbox--so now I don't have to keep one browser window open to Gmail all the time.
Of course, in the short span of only two days I've developed a response to the red envelope that's positively Pavlovian! (Nothing in my query inbox, though; I have a second one set up for my other Gmail account too.)