If you look at it before you try to jam it in, you'll save yourself some time and some frustration/embarrassment.
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You need some nail polish. Put one or two smallish blobs of it on the top of the handle part. Use a contrasting colour so that you can see which way is up, and use blobs so you can feel which way is up.
You're not the hero I deserve, but the one I need. Needed. As in where have you been the last 5+ years?
What makes you think you don't deserve me?
I've been on reddit mostly. But that place has gone to shit, and now I'm here with you!