Tonight I found out why my method is the proper way.
If you were never in a branch that uses hand grenades as a normal business tool, you might not understand. You have my sympathy.
#4 Putting laundry into a front-loading dryer
“I don’t know about you, but my washer and dryer sit right next to each other, so I’m always loading my dryer from the side, and the dryer opening looks very much like a machine gun port on a bunker. So all of a sudden the commonplace act of putting wet clothes into the dryer turns into destroying an enemy bunker with a grenade. The process is simple: reach into the washing machine, grab a handful of wet laundry, take up a good covered and concealed position next to the dryer, peer around the side, visually inspect the opening of the dryer to ensure you have a clear shot, then extend your arm, toss the laundry into the dryer, and roll back and away from the dryer to ensure you’re not caught in your own blast. And my wife wonders why I take so long to do laundry.”
(I don’t roll away from the dryer, but I don’t stand in front while loading it, either.)