Chastized by a glance on the electoral college

People skeptical of my support for the electoral college will like this little vignette.

Before class started last night the election came up and the focus was on swing states obviously. One of my colleagues from Thailand was a little confused about what the deal was with the swing states because she did not know about the electoral college. So of course I did a quick explanation of how it worked.

She shot me one of the most incredulous "why the hell do you do that?" glances I've seen in a long time.