My DH and I visited my parents for Christmas this year. Just before Christmas, DH and I received a card from his grandmother, with a check for him and surprisingly, a check for me! A very generous check, I might add! DH saw the amount, laughed and said, "Welcome to the lucrative *lastname* family!". I thought it was funny, so I told my parents what happened while we were visiting. The conversation went something like this:
Mom: So how much was the check for?
Me: A pretty nice amount.
Mom: How much is that?
Me: More than I expected.
Mom: What is that supposed to mean?
Me: I didn't expect anything, so getting a check was more than I expected to get! *laughs*
*Mom and Dad both laugh*
Conversation moves on to other items.
It worked! Amazing! My mom can be very very nosy, and I usually don't mind telling her some personal stuff, but I really didn't want to tell her how much DH's grandma gave me, as it's truly none of her business.