This will need a bit of a personal back story so bear with me a bit. My mother-in-law gave me and my wife $50 for Valentines Day. A nice gesture from mother to daughter but she put the condition on it that we had to take our daughter out to dinner with it completely fucking up the plans we had in place for weeks to go out to Dinner at a new restaurant in Salem and go see Deadpool. Now you may be thinking why not just take the money and do what we had planned anyway? Well because her mother gave her the money out of the blue and put the condition on its use my wife felt obligated to use it as asked no matter what I said. Now I'm of the opinion that a gift with a condition attached is no longer a gift. I don't know what to call it but gift doesn't spring to mind. I love my mother-in-law but this isn't the first time she's done this and it pisses me off every time. What are your thoughts on situations like this? Has this happened to you? If so how did you feel about it and did you confront the person? Have you done it to others be it on purpose or without thinking?