Here’s some fun trivia for your Friday morning. Reader’s Digest recently conducted a survey in October on the city’s most trusted people and professions and the results are in. Josephine Siao Fong-fong is considered Hong Kong’s most trusted person while our leader Donald Tsang is ranked 77 out of 80. My question is, if you flip the list around, do you get Hong Kong’s list of most least-trusted people? And if so, does that mean Donald Tsang is third on the list? And who is number one on the least-trusted list then? Jacky Chan.
Other people who made it into the top 10 trusted list includes Joseph Sung, Rebecca Lee, Andrew Li, Lee Lai-shan, Chow yun-fat, Wong Kam-po, Yip Wing-sie, Sydney Chung and Sir Run Run Shaw.
So which professions do people trust the most? The number one spot belong to firefighters followed by medical technicians, doctors, physiotherapists, pharmacists and dentists. I guess it’s not too surprising given that if you can’t trust your doctor, who can you trust?
The least trusted profession ironically is fortune-teller. Every CNY, fortune telling books fly off the shelves. And in a city like Hong Kong where almost every office has been blessed by a fortune teller (or a pastor), I wonder how much of the loss of trust is related to the recent Tony Chan scandal?