(CNN) -- Forgive your tech support staffers if they sometimes take a snarky tone. You should see the unending stream of oddball requests they field.
Technical support questions can sometimes try information technology professionals' patience.
Robert Half Technology, a California-based staffing company that provides information technology professionals, asked 1,400 chief information officers nationwide about the strangest queries their help desks had ever received.
You've probably heard about the person who confused a CD-ROM drive for a cup holder, but some of the other survey answers, released Wednesday, were baffling.
Katherine Spencer Lee, the executive director of Robert Half Technology, said in a statement it's helpful to review the odd questions.
"These unusual requests highlight the need for technical support personnel to also demonstrate patience, empathy and a sense of humor," she said.
Here's a look at some of the oddest questions that IT executives reported receiving:
Some people wanted answers to make their lives a little less stressful. They asked:
And some demanded entirely too much: