When this happened to passenger James Grande, he didn’t take it lying down. Instead, as he sensed his snoopy seatmate’s eyes drifting over to his laptop, where he was chatting with friends, he sneakily sprung into action.

“I was on the internet chatting with friends on Facebook,” Mr Grande, a cruise ship performer, said. “And this guy would not stop being nosy.”

So he opened the Mac application Photobooth, which has a record function. Then he continued to surf the net and chat with his mates, all the while capturing the man gazing at his computer.

The resulting footage of the encounter is as hilarious as it is awkward. He even edited the video with thought bubbles to amplify the cringe-worthy situation.

You can see Mr Grande making several failed attempts at quickly turning his head to the side in a bid to catch his seatmate in the act. Eventually he succeeds and they both burst into laughter.

“I hope you find this as funny as I do,” he says of the video.

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