Tics involving standing up, sitting or lying down often go against what is desired at the time. Standing up during a movie, sitting down in an elevator, or lying down in the street. These tics can be tiring and draw unwanted attention.
Imagine the urge to sit down in line at airport security, or the need to lie down in the middle of the road. For many readers this is a reality, and one that makes everyday life very difficult.
It can be embarrassing. It can be dangerous. Tics can latch onto our emotions and make the urge even more intense.