Ten Truly Bizarre Help Desk Questions and Requests

Ten Truly Bizarre Help Desk Questions and Requests

Ten Truly Bizarre Help Desk Questions and RequestsTen Truly Bizarre Help Desk Questions and Requests

The annual turnover rate for help desk workers exceeds 30%, and considering these offbeat queries, it’s no wonder they’re heading for the exit.

Dialing DilemmaDialing Dilemma

“Can I have the number to the worldwide Internet?”

Stiff DrinkStiff Drink

“My cup holder broke, and I need a replacement.” (The employee thought the CD drive was a cup holder.)


“Every time I try to print, my computer says it cannot find the printer. I even put the printer right in front of the computer, and the computer still couldn’t see it.”

Spy Game, Part ISpy Game, Part I

“Can you hack into my boyfriend’s Facebook page?”

Spy Game, Part IISpy Game, Part II

“Can you put a tracking device on my daughter’s tablet?”


“Is it OK if I use correction fluid on my monitor?”

Dining OptionDining Option

“Can I turn on my slow cooker from another location by computer or tablet?”

Pet PeevePet Peeve

“I need to have the cat hair cleaned out of my computer fan.”

Stalled SituationStalled Situation

“I am locked in the bathroom. Can you help get me out?”

Weird ScienceWeird Science

“Will you build me a robot?”

Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty is a contributor to CIO Insight. He covers topics such as IT leadership, IT strategy, collaboration, and IT for businesses.

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