Ideas in the shower

Dear DougO

Q: Why is it that a lot of people get some of their best ideas whilst in the shower?

A: It's hard to say for sure without knowing who these people are, and what kind of ideas they are having. But, speaking generally, there are a number of possibilities.

1. Maybe a hot shower gets the blood flowing to your brain faster.
2. Maybe the absence of other distractions allows ideas you've had in the back of your mind to come to the front.
3. Maybe the ideas seem better because you're already happy (bubblebubblewhooshbubble).
4. Maybe your ideas are about soap or nudity.

My experience is often a combination of these factors, adding to them the fact that you are in a place where you cannot possibly write these ideas down, and so ideas come with more ease than when you could actually make use of them.