Else the Higgs boson could not vanish in a collision with another. This charge must be considered as geometric in the classical context. How else could it be related to mass?
But the nonconservation is an exception to geometric existence - some nonlocal correlation of the tabs that I think of as representing spacetime failure on the small scale.
"A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked." -- John Gall, _Systemantics_