Meet the Tater Family

Note from Tony: “I came across this list years ago. It is not original with me, and I’m not sure who the author is. However, it is a humorous and insightful way to look at some of the people who attend church.”

Dick Tater

He’s the self-appointed potentate who feels everything should be done his way. He never serves or works; he just bosses others.

Emmy Tater

She’s the member of the family who follows all the latest fads. She’s never really discovered her own identity because she’s always busy trying to be like someone else.

Hezy Tater

When Hezy is asked to help at church, he knows he should, but he always puts it off. He’s sure he’ll get around to serving God someday.

Carmen Tater

Carmen has an opinion about everything, and you never need to ask what she thinks because she’s the first one to tell you.

Speck Tater

Speck’s favorite phrase is: “I love work; I can watch others do it for hours.” He doesn’t get involved, but he’s a great observer.

Agi Tater

When Agi was in school, she got poor marks on “plays well with others.” Agi is continually in conflict with others, and always seems to be involved in strife and division. No matter what the pastor or church does, it’s never good enough in Agi’s eyes.

Sweet Tater

This is the only cordial and cooperative member of the Tater family. Sweet Tater is the ideal member of the church. She has a great attitude, is faithful, committed, supportive, and involved. She doesn’t dictate, imitate, hesitate, commentate, spectate, or agitate!