A red-eyed woman
Wipes her nose on her head scarf
Then sneezes on it
As a frequent sinus infection sufferer, I definitely know the "any port in a storm" feeling that happens when you're caught without a tissue. I've turned to napkins, stray pieces of paper, fossilized purse tissues, even large maple leaves. But I've always made on effort to clean my drippy nose with things that were not attached to my person.
Also, I really should have a tag for "hygiene." So much of my haiku involves nail clipping and nose-blowing.