Why do I miss google calendar invites?

I keep missing Google calendar invites on both my personal and work accounts. I’ve had my google account for years (since 2004?) and assumed it was some quirk of how I had configured something along the way.

Today I was following Google’s instructions for syncing calendars with an iOS device and discovered that if you click calendar settings (which means click the gear icon then ‘calendar settings’), then ‘calendar’, then ‘notifications’ next to the calendar that you care about, you can turn on e-mail and SMS notifications for any given calendar.

(I’ll save my ranting about the number of clicks to find and configuration anything on google’s properties right now for another time.)

I’m sharing this on the theory that I’m not the only one with this particular frustration. I hope it saves someone from missed opportunities and useless rage!