Sure! Your side opened the bidding, but …
Reasons for competing!
1. We can out-bid you to a part score or game!
2. My partner will know what to lead if you do get the contract!
3. We’ll push you up too high and beat you!
4. We’ll scare you into not bidding enough!
Life would be very easy if there were no competition, but it would most likely be very dull as well. It’s the great American tradition … competition!