I was the culprit. And the question, which elicited the vision of a senior minister, in the midst of an economic crisis, singing while at his ablutions, had only to be asked the once.
I was curious to know why Mr Lamont seemed so unaccountably cheery. He laughed, said he was of a naturally sunny disposition, paused, and then added that his wife had commented that he'd been singing in his bath.
There were those present who thought the question flippant, but the answer has continued to illuminate Mr Lamont's beliefs.