I got a call from my mother who is 83. Their doorbell rang after dark and my father who is 86 and somewhat child like answered the door and didn't see anyone so he walks outside and there is a man there who tells him he needs siding. My father told him they didn't need anything and went back inside. 5 minutes later my mom answered the phone and it was Dixie Homecrafters confirming their appointment for the next day to come out for siding. My mom told them that they didn't need or want siding. The caller became angry, rude and pushy telling her that my dad had made the appointment and they were coming anyway.
Mom told him to not come, they would not answer the door. The caller then told her that only a no trespassing sign would keep him off of their door steps.
My mom called me in a panic so I went over and quizzed pop about the encounter and figured that he didn't commit to anything with the guy since it was dark and we just had gutters replaced a few months ago and some facia boards and other repairs.
I called the number on their caller ID and left a message for the general manager to call me back the next day.
I never heard from them and I am going back to my parents house today at the supposed appointment time to make sure they are not bothered any further by this company or its representatives.
I am sure that because they are elderly, these sales people or canvassers think that they can push them into something they don't need or want. I will let you know if they show up and what happens if they do and give us any trouble.