This is why it's good to have a background in math, even if you're not employed in an STEM field. All sorts of processes can be described in mathematical terms, knowing what those terms mean helps you understand the world better. People often say "calculus? I'll never use that after high school!". But the truth is, I use my calculus education every single day without ever touching an integral or derivative.
I was thinking about setting up a Reggie Pole for my wife to dance on.