Urman Dictionary

vaportunity

noun

An opportunity that arises when one is not ready to make use of it.

“Wait, your company tried to recruit you before they IPO’d? Wow - do you regret not applying back then?”
“Not really. I wasn’t ready to work in a startup environment yet. I had some lessons I needed to learn first. It wasn’t a missed opportunity - it was more of a vaportunity. If I’d gotten the job back then, I would have been fired within a month.”