It just doesn't seem to matter whats going on, from crew abduction to Klingon attack, there is the Yeoman at Kirks chair with another black pad to sign. If it happened on occasion then ok, but its going on all the time, im not sure if its in every episode but it certainly seems so. Is this based on some military procedure that Roddenberry witnessed, do captains on ships sign reports throughout the day? Or was it a parody of something, a comment on the endless paperwork no matter what the situation that a former military man and cop like Roddenberry would be very familiar? Or was Kirk just getting a sneak look at the galley menu?