As I was walking in the office this morning I overheard a woman, agitated, and talking on the phone.

"What the problem was? What the problem was?"

She said it three times, each time raising her voice and becoming increasingly more angry.

If there is one thing I can't stand it's people not using grammar correctly. If English is your first language, there is no excuse for not learning to communicate properly. I'm not pretending to be an articulate Chomsky or anything; but seriously, structuring your sentences in this sort of way screams, "Look at me, I'm uneducated!"

(Disclaimer: this is NOT a race issue.)