Black cats + darkness = slight misunderstandings
So I was doing the laundry using the light from the bathroom because the switch for the laundry room is a PITA to get to. I grabbed a dark wad of "clothes" out of the dryer and to my surprise, the laundry let out a rather disgruntled meow.
I apologized profusely and got a very nice head bump and purr in return. I think all is forgiven.
She even let me take a picture: