I pump therefore I am.
For the small digression: I cannot think of bacteria transporter and other molecular pumps, without thinking of the “Shadok” (Wikipedia). An apparently very french show depicting weird blob birds who are characterized by ruthlessness and stupidity and inhabited in a nonsense world. They are known to have moto such as: “When one tries continuously, one ends up succeeding. Thus, the more one fails, the greater the chance that it will work.” and “Better pump if nothing happens rather than stop pumping and something worse happens”.
And these two mottoes can in many ways reflect the bacterial world well, a stubborn neverending trying machine.