I’m fairly certain that most corporate (or in this case, academic) communication works like this. You’d think that all those canisters would be expensive, but tehy’re actually surprisingly affordable.
The rat and cat can’t even fight over normal issues when disrupting communication is at stake.
BEARD: We put requests into this pneumatic tube, and occasionally we get something in return.
MITTENS: Where does this go?
BEARD: Some say God...but I always assumed accounting.