15 Reasons to Date a Scarecrow

reasons to date a scarecrow

It’s harvest season — and Halloween is just around the corner — making it prime time to encounter a scarecrow. Should a hay-man ask you out this fall, here are our top reasons to give him a chance.

15 reasons to date a scarecrow:

  1. Overalls are in.
  1. And plaid never goes out of style.
  1. Your date is probably very diligent about fire safety.
  1. Scarecrows have a real purpose in life and can be proud of their work. They serve (farmers) and protect (their crops).
  1. Have a thing for sensitive bad boys? Scarecrows know how to intimidate when on the job, but are real softies (literally) when off the clock.
  1. If your date gets wounded, it’s probably nothing a little straw can’t fix.
  1. Scarecrows are iconic but rare. With the introduction of high-tech versions and chemicals, large farms have stopped using them. Your date is a classic, essentially the Cary Grant of agricultural tools.
  1. If L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz taught us anything, it’s that heart and courage more than make up for a scarecrow’s lack of brains:
    “All the same,’ said the Scarecrow, ‘I shall ask for brains instead of a heart; for a fool would not know what to do with a heart if he had one.’ ’I shall take the heart,’ returned the Tin Woodman, ‘for brains do not make one happy, and happiness is the best thing in the world.”
  1. Then again, maybe scarecrows have brains after all. In Kojiki, the oldest surviving book from Japan, a scarecrow appears as a deity who knows everything about the world.
  1. Hoping to head south when the snow comes? Scarecrows have the winters off.
  1. If your date finds himself short on field work, he can always head to Hollywood and break into horror films.
  1. You might not know it from their stationary work, but some scarecrows have great rhythm. (Michael Jackson played one in The Wiz.)
  1. Date idea: Road trip to Joe’s Scarecrow Village in Cape Breton, so your date can be with his people.
  1. Scarecrows spend their days alone in farmers’ fields. Your date will appreciate your company.
  1. Your date is famous! Kids will be dressing up like him this Halloween, the ultimate compliment.