BOB Dylan has not opened his letter from the Nobel Prize committee because he believes it is a gas bill.
The letter offering Dylan the Nobel Prize for Literature arrived three days ago, and has since been left on the singer’s kitchen table with his bank statement, a reminder about his National Geographic subscription and a card from a local taxi firm.
Dylan said: “White envelope with window. Printed address headed ‘Mr B. Dylan’ with ‘Urgent’ stamped on front. Sod that.
“I’ve got an album of delta blues-style covers of child’s nursery rhymes to write, or something equally weird.
“The royalty cheques come in brown envelopes so I’ll just leave this here on the pile until it gets binned or somebody else deals with it.
“I’m Bob Dylan so I don’t give a fuck.”
A source close to the singer said: “He’d be gutted if he knew, because like all old men his main goal in life is to get a free gravy dinner with unlimited potatoes.”