|Either I'm hiding out in my man cave, pretending the whole thing|
never happened, or digesting that bone. Or both,
Well, in my real-world experience of this very same problem, the bone did not remain, because I ate it. Fortunately, Mom's finger was not lost in the subtraction, although it's rather swollen. And neither of us lost our tempers, which certainly was a bit of New Year's luck for me.