I know this sounds strange, but there’s very long drawn out periods of silence with my boss. For example 1 to 2 minutes at least. I understand English isn’t his first language but I’m positive he hadn’t asked me a question. It usually happens when we’re discussing requirements and I have opened a document. All of a sudden he just sits there and stares, and eventually says something like “any questions?”.
He may be waiting for me to ask questions. Should I say or do anything in this time? I could take the initiative and say “I don’t have any questions” or I could just start working but it seems strange when he’s sitting right beside me. I am not sure but he may be reading something on the screen.