Just when we thought we were nailing things down pretty nicely in the context of a 2/1 bidding system, we ran into a couple of disasters this evening. On the one hand, it felt great to use a Lebensohl auction to reach a 4H contract that no one else in the room reached (we made it, and it contributed to our 57% game). And on the other, we felt rather stupid to have these kinds of snafus (we were half-a-board shy of coming in first, and these boards would have made the difference).
I'll omit who did what and simply present the bidding on two of our disasters. Post what you think in the comments. Our new agreement to deal with these situations is also posted in the comments.
If you and your partner disagree, then it's time to have some general agreements in place to deal with unforeseen situations.