She doesn't do it often, but...my mother seems to have very weird ideas about my money.
She's altruistic to a fault (and for this, I blame my sister), so she NEVER buys herself anything, instead choosing to buy things for other family members instead. Well, since I've got my own income now, I like to return the favor and buy HER things - and sometimes that'll set her off on a rant tangent about how I should spend my money on ME, I don't need to be buying her things, she's never going to use what I got her, why am I wasting all my money on HER. Etc etc. (She has gotten better about it, and she'll even ask me to buy her small things every so often now. But god forbid I buy her anything over $10...)
The other bit of it, and this is the one that gets me, is that she tries to tell me how to spend my own money on myself, then turns around and rips into me for spending so much. I bought myself a new Nook tablet not too long ago, and while I knew it'd be perfectly useful and was worth it, I was still wincing over the price ($179 plus tax/accessories...I ended up spending over $200 on that) but she assured me that yes, I did need it, my old Nook was dying and had no backlight so it wasn't very useful anyway, and she was sure I'd use it quite often. Well, she was right, but it was what she did as we were walking out of the store that hurt.
She turned to me and, very accusingly, asked me why I'd spent so much money and how could I POSSIBLY rationalize spending that much and really why was I even allowed to have money anyway if I couldn't be responsible with it?
I wish I'd thought to turn around, go back to the store and return the tablet, but I was just too shocked and upset. *sigh* And I do use it, so it was worth it, but...first she encouraged me to buy it, then tore into me for buying it? I don't get it.