The same happened to me (and probably half the rest of the folk on this site). I was asked at least twice a day to move photos from a camera to a PC and, on one memorable occasion, rename a desktop folder.
This did have the advantage that I could stay in the nice, warm office rather than going out in to the cold, muddy field with the chemicals. I ended up administrating pretty much everything to do site IT except that which was already outsourced. It's amazing how knowing a few keyboard shortcuts leads people to think you're some kind of computer deity.
Friends and family get help for easy fixes, which are generally all that come up; they're all too fearful of breaking something to really do anything which might cause real damage. I'll leave the obligatory xkcd to someone else.