When I was a little girl, math was a problem for me. I have a pretty vivid imagination, and I gave all the numbers personalities. 2 was flirty, 7 was thoughtful and 9 was nothing but trouble. I imagined that 7 and 8 didn’t really like each other, so putting 8 + 7 was just asking for a fight.
I would get so wrapped up in this it took me forever to complete my math worksheets. This prompted much scolding from the Sisters of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
I still have this problem. When I work on a case, I only get the bare facts of a situation. I get really distracted by the back story. I spend hours wondering what “really” happened. What really happened is pretty much irrelevant, but I can’t help it.
I also get distracted by the law. Right now, I am working on a case about an improper burial. I have read nearly every single Mass General Law about burials. But then it occurred to me that there was nothing in the laws about still birth burials. My case is not about a still born baby. So this has nothing to do with the price of tea. But I really fixated on this.
A fetus miscarried at 23 weeks gets a death certificate, so they probably get buried in the usual manner. But what happens before then? Is it just the family’s discretion? Can you really dispose of the body any way you want? Could you bury it in the backyard?
I was so distracted by this I was tempted to call a Funeral Home. But it would just be too weird to ask them how to dispose of a dead fetus.