31The father of a certain friend of mine has operated a used automobile business for many years. One of the tasks given to this friend when he was a young man, growing up helping his father in his business, was to regularly drive some of the cars on the lot which had not been driven for some time. If an automobile is left un-operated for many weeks, there is a marked tendency for batteries to fail and tires to lose their air pressure, among other things. The salespeople at this used car business jokingly referred to this as lot rot, and the only preventive measure was to routinely drive the cars so they would not “rot” in stagnation. Machines, like people, suffer if subjected to a lack of physical activity.