I've known this for a very long time so should have known better, but it's seriously cold these days.
So I was all wrapped up in a thick woollen jumper today, when dealing with large quantities of pig crap.
The thing about wool and pig-crap stench is that you don't actually need to get any on you. Not one tiny morsel of pig crap needs to touch that wool. You just need to be in an enclosed space with it. Wool absorbs the stink and releases it at rate that makes you check yourself over and over again for accidental spillage or spontaneous trouser malfunction (I'm not yet old enough to worry about that, but I'm getting closer).
Third hand smoke be damned. I'm suffering third hand pig defeacation here.
They should be banned from doing it indoors. And I need a much more powerful extractor fan. Tomorrow it's thick cotton shirt, no wool, and probably two passes through the washing machine for that pullover.
I wonder why wool is so efficient at absorbing pig stink? Could it be some kind of adaptation that allows sheep to pretend they're pigs, in case of attack by a short-sighted wolf? Or, a sheep-repellent adaptation by the pig, maybe.
Anyway, if you ever have cause to visit a piggery, don't wear anything made of wool. You'll regret it.